Yesterday sucked balls.
Not only was I tired and grumpy and jet lagged and dragging my feet to go to work, I was completely ill prepared for this diet, craving caffeine and sugar.
Warning to anyone who wants to attempt this diet: The level of preparation involved with keeping up with a restrictive diet is massive. I need to spend this weekend making meals so I am not gnawing my own arm off during the work week.I managed to stick with “the plan” yesterday, only to realize that I didn’t have much of a plan in place. This needs to change.
We had out of town production partners in the office yesterday. This meant an all day meeting that was catered. During our 8 hour production meeting delicious sandwiches, chips, muffins, and cookies were served. I ate fruit salad and dried apples that I brought. I forgot to bring any “diet approved” salad dressing, so I literally ate a green bell pepper whole with nothing on it (mainly because I was so hungry). I also ate a banana, which was surprisingly delicious, and drank about 5 cups of tea.
Then, because this diet can bite me, we took our partners out to a really delicious restaurant for dinner where everyone ordered beer, martinis, wine, gourmet burgers and ribs , and I ordered water and the plain halibut with lima beans and peas (I couldn’t do the creamy yukon potato risotto that came with it. Grrr). I’m pretty sure the halibut was cooked in a bit of butter which is a “technical” no no, but at that point, I didn’t give a shit.
I got a lot of comments yesterday about posting recipes, so I think that I will post one a day (if I can).
Today, I am making “Rice and Shine” for breakfast. It’s like Cream of Wheat, but made with quinoa and brown rice.
1. Boil 1 cup of almond milk
2. Add 1/4 cup of Rice and Shine
3. Simmer 3-4 minutes until thick.
4. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top with some agave syrup to sweeten.
5. Smile and pretend this tastes just as good as fluffy waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.